Newcastle Power Station Project: Environment

Environmental impact

The power station will be located in Tomago NSW, in the Newcastle region, an industrial area and home to other heavy industrial operations like AGL’s existing Newcastle Gas Storage Facility (NGSF). We will endeavor to minimise visual impacts of the station.

AGL will assess the noise emissions during its impact assessment process and operate within the requirements of any limits of its government approvals.

AGL will commission surveys to assess what flora or fauna is present in the project area and will develop management measures in accordance with our government approvals to ensure our activities can co-exist with species in the area.

AGL will complete a detailed traffic management plan, in order to manage impacts on the community both during construction and operation.

We believe there to be adequate water supply available for the project.

AGL is committed to monitoring and minimising the effects on air quality of our project. We are committed to an air quality monitoring in accordance with our government approvals.

Environmental Impact Statement - now closed

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was on public exhibition from 20th November to 18th December 2019. We thank the members of our community who took the time to go through it and made formal submissions through the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE).

You can access the EIS documents below:

EIS Factsheets

We have prepared a series of documents highlighting the main findings of several assessments that form part of our Environmental Impact Statement’s body. Please follow the links below to access:

EIS – Amendment Report

The Amendment Report has received input from construction tenders and has been prepared in consultation with agencies and stakeholders. It also provides further environmental assessments and responds to requests for information from Public Authorities.

Read the full Amendment Report (PDF).